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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 10, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas rTSK&g**™* a PASO TX 79903 SPORTS MOVING ON New Braunfels' P.J. Hendrie, Smithson Valley's Kendal Volz, Clay Fuller accept college scholarships. Page 6 INSIDE FOR A CAUSE Having a meal at McDonald's Friday could help police, firefighters fund-raising effort. Page 3 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852. Vol. 154, No. 302 14 pages, 1 section CLICK 500 WWW7 j oooor e-r pfPartlv ^ Cloudy High Low 77 59 Details .....9 DEAR ABBY 11 CLASSIFIEDS 12 COMICS 10 CROSSWORD IO FORUM    4 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS 6 TV GRIDS 11Firefighters petition for new work rules By Ron Maloney Staff Writer New Braunfels firefighters voted to seek civil service status as city employees and will begin a petition drive Saturday to get the question on the ballot in the May municipal elections. New Braunfels Professional Firefighters Association officers President Arlon Hansmann, Vice President Ethan Lindner and Treasurer Petey Bartels made the announce ment Wednesday morning. Voters in New Braunfels must support the implementation of the civil service program. In order to get the question on the election ballot, firefighters must secure the signatures of 864 registered voters, which is 20 percent of the ballots cast in the last municipal election. (Tut of nearly 80 firefighters association members, all but nine voted in favor of the change at the association’s recent meeting. In 1974, Firefighters sought civil WURSTFEST 2005 ON THEIR WURST BEHAVIOR service status, but the effort foundered by several hundred votes. In 2001 and early 2002, firefighters considered the move again but held off because of strife between association See PETITION, Page 3 State berth on the line for NB, Canyon By Will Wright Sports Editor Student Day proves that Wurstfest can be fun for all ages By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer There are few times where it’s acceptable to wear an elephant hat. Fortunately for Felix Rendon, Wurstfest is one of those places. “I wanted this hat since last year,” said 10-year-old Felix. “I had $5, but it turned out it was $15 so my grandma gave me the extra money” Funny hats are only part of the fun available for the younger crowd DID YOU KNOW? H Myron Florets first Wurstfest was in 1968, when 56,000 attended over IO days. His last was in 2003. during the 10-day festival. Wednesday was an even better opportunity for children as Wurstfest opened its grounds to buses of schoolchildren during Student Day. After finally getting his elephant hat, Felix set off across the Wurstfest grounds Wednesday in search of funnel cake and fun. “I’m gonna ride the rides, like the ‘Tilt-a-Whirl,”’ he said. Siblings Haley Rivera, IO, Casey Rivera, 9, and Colin Rivera, 7, went straight to die carnival to check out the attractions. All three couldn't wait to take a spin on the “Gravit-ron" ride, but were a little hesitant to join in more traditional activities. See CHILDREN, Page 8 NBHS German Club members Ashley Rathgeber, left, and Stephanea Sotcheff enjoy a spin around the dance floor. AT A GLANCE ■What: Class 4A-Region IV volleyball championship ■ When- 7:30 tonight ■ Where: Alamo Convocation Center ■ Admission: $4 adults; $2 students It’s an all-New Braunfels match, but it ll be played in San Antonio. Unable to find a local site big enough or classy enough, New Braunfels and Canyon decided to play the Class 4A-Region IV volleyball final at 7:30 p.m. today at the 6,500-seat Alamo Convocation Center, which is adjacent to Alamo Stadium. The highly-anticipated match between the District 27-4A co-champions will decide which team advances to next week’s University Interscholastic League state tournament in San Marcos. The only other meeting between the schools with a state berth on the line came in March, when New Braunfels downed Canyon 1-0 in the girls soccer final. See VOLLEY, Page 2 TxDOT makes plans for city roadways By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The Texas Department of Transportation is making plans to connect PM 1044 to Loop 337 and will present several ideas for making it happen at a public meeting tonight. Possible funding for the project has been identified by state planners, but local officials would have to acquire right-of-way. Construction could begin in four years. TxDOT Project Engineer Judy Friesenhahn said the meeting would be conducted beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Elementary School cafeteria in New Braunfels. “Everybody’s aware that EM 1044 (intersects with) the Interstate 35 frontage road,” Friesenhahn said Wednesday. “We believe it will provide See ROADS, Page 3 All U Can Eat CATFISH Friday 1I-I0FM @ DAVILA’S 25V I .Mop ,U7 • \i„ Km II IIM v IX -SIHI (SAO) 625-7844 Above, members of the Unicorn Polka Band perform "The Chicken Dance" one more time during Student Day Wednesday at Wurstfest. Right, area school children enjoy one of the carnival rides. Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Rockport Fulton High School German Club members Kathleen Sullivan, left, and Maegan Czarnecki flap their "wings" while dancing to "The Chicken Dance" in Das Grosse Zelt during Student Day at Wurstfest Wednesday afternoon. TODAY'S EVENTS WursthaHe 5:30 p.m. — Seven Dutchmen Orchestra 9 p.m. — Jimmy Sturr Orchestra Das Grosse Zett (The Big Tent) 5:30 p.m. — Die Schlauberger 7 p.m. — LynnMarie & the Boxhoi inds 8:15 p.m. — Die Schlauberger 9:30 p.m. — LynnMarie & the Boxhounds 10:45 p.m. — Die Schlauberger Dm Kleine Zett    (The Little Tent) 5:30 p.m. — Rennie Guenther & the Happy Travelers 6:45 p.m. —Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express 8 p.m. — Al MeixnerTrio 9:15 p.m. —Terry Cavanagh & Alpine Express 10:30 p.m. — Al MeixnerTrio Roaming Gator the Clown Other Events 9 a.rn.-4 p.m. — Open House/Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church 10 a.m.-3 p.m. —Tour of Conservation Plaza IO a.rn.-4 p.m. —The Sophienburg-New Braunfels Archives & Museum of History 10 a.rn.-5 p.m. — ARTFest/New Braunfels Art League Gallery 10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Art Stein Parade Sneak Peek/New Braunfels Art League Gallery 10 a.rn.-5 p.m. — The $100 Box/New Braunfels Art League Gallery 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. — Kaffee Haus/Conservation Plaza 1-4 p.m. — Heritage Village/Museum ofTexas Handmade Furniture 2-5 p.m. —Tour of Ferdinand Lindheimer Home 7:30 pm — OldTime Melodrama: "Star Wurst"/Circle Arts Theatre ;